Dear Roker Report,
The murmurings are already starting because we haven’t got rid of all the players we don’t want and brought in all the players we need.
We all need to be patient, the new owners have been so open and honest which is totally alien to us and have probably made a rod for their own backs.
It’s been so refreshing how they have taken the club by the scruff of the neck and are sorting it out from top to bottom and breakneck speed.
Unfortunately we are now at the point where we are dealing with players and agents which is why things are moving slowly.
I have no doubt the owners will get it right and sort out the playing side but they are not in full control of this and that’s why the delays happen.
Let’s all be patient, the owners can’t tell us everything as they need to negotiate from a strong position.
I believe Sunderland could be entering a golden era if the owners follow through on their promises and they are so far.
Let’s give them the time and be patient!
Ed’s Note [Gav]: Yeah, now is not the time to panic. If we go to Darlington in pre-season and haven’t signed anyone then people should lose their minds, but for now lets just leave the new fellas to get on with their jobs.
It seems obvious to me that we’re waiting for some players to leave before confirming new signings, something Tony Coton pretty much confirmed this week.
If anyone thinks they’re sitting on their hands doing nowt then that seems a bit misinformed.
Dear Roker Report,
I don’t know much about EFL broadcasting rights but it looks like Sky will start showing mid week games from 2019, unless I’ve read that wrong.
Who will be broadcasting them in this coming season and will they be in full or is it only highlights on Channel 5 as it was last season?
All of this has come about because of the new streaming route supplied by Sunderland but that’s only for overseas fans and there doesn’t seem to be anything possible for those wanting to watch on TV (or computer) in the UK.
I’d happily pay a ‘season ticket’ to watch matches if they were shown in full or even a pay per view option but unless I’ve not delved into the options deeply enough, there doesn’t seem to be a way of watching the full games unless you go to them.
Ed’s Note [Gav]: The EFL highlights this season will be shown on Quest, which is a freeview channel available on all platforms. Colin Murray will be the presenter - a welcome change having suffered from Mickey Gray for the last year.
Whilst the club streaming service is billed as being for overseas supporters only, there are ways around it that allow you to watch at home in the UK.